Jan Willem Pieneman

Johan Willem Pieneman (* November 4, 1779 in Abcoude, † April 8, 1853 in Amsterdam) was a Dutch painter.

He studied at the Academy of Amsterdam city mark. In 1805 he became a teacher of drawing at the artillery and engineering training in Amersfoort. The Royal Academy of Fine Arts appointed him in 1820 to the First Director. He was also briefly sub- director of the Mauritshuis in The Hague. Meanwhile Pieneman glory acquired by his historical paintings ( Dutch: historiestukken ). These are paintings that represent an important moment in history. Its also the surface, greatest work is De slag bij Waterloo ( Battle of Waterloo ) 1824 The perfect work of art measures 5.76 × 8.36 meters. It now hangs in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and is the most comprehensive collection whose paintings. As the Rijksmuseum was still in Trippenhuis, Pieneman himself was from 1844 to 1847 director of the museum. Pieneman was an influential teacher of importance for young artists of his time; of them but was only Jozef Israels really famous. Pieneman was also a renowned portrait painter; he made from, among other actors and princely and noble people.

His style is " influenced by Romanticism " by most art historians to be circumscribed. He stands his contemporaries Francisco de Goya and Jacques- Louis David, which also created famous historical paintings, but down significantly.

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